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Doctor insights on: Hamstring Stretches For Obese People

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Can you tear a hamstring while doing static stretches?

Can you tear a hamstring while doing static stretches?

Not really, but if -: -you slip or fall, you could. always best to have a hand on a bar or a wall or on one of the machines, away from the pulls and weights ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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I've had hamstring pulls in the past, but this one feels like more of a tendon than a muscle. Are there different treatments / stretches I should do?

I've had hamstring pulls in the past, but this one feels like more of a tendon than a muscle.  Are there different treatments / stretches I should do?

Physical therapy.: You could have a physical therapist or athletic trainer evaluate it. Whether it's the tendon or the muscle, it should respond to rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Diagnosis first: These are sore, but why are they sore. The diagnosis is important to clarify why these are sore and determine the therapy. Muscles need power building and stretching. Your evaluation will clarify your diagnosis and thus your physical therapy, exercise and medication program. ...Read more

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When doing hamstring stretches (hamstrings very very tight) and i hold the stretch i get a weird fuzzy pulsating feeling in my feet. What causes this?

When doing hamstring stretches (hamstrings very very tight) and i hold the stretch i get a weird fuzzy pulsating feeling in my feet. What causes this?

Pulsate=circulation: Depending on how you are doing these, keep in mind, there is a large vein and artery behind the knee in the indent under the knee (popliteal fossa) this could be compressing and opening the artery and vein. Pulsations describe the flow of circulation with every heartbeat. The best type of stretches for the hamstrings are passive. If you notice it in the heel, it may be the achilles. ...Read more

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Could Be blood clot in hamstring? ACLR w/hams 2013; 2 LOA's 2014. Cant sit/lay w/o pain. Did stretches . Short breath/chest pain. Crp/sedrate 3-4x hi

Could Be blood clot in hamstring? ACLR w/hams  2013; 2 LOA's 2014. Cant sit/lay w/o pain. Did stretches . Short breath/chest pain. Crp/sedrate 3-4x hi

Yes, get tested now: Important with your symptoms to make sure there is not a blood clot in the deep leg veins, please seek medical attention, as tests such a venous duplex ultrasound should be able to identify this condition quickly. Often the leg will also be swollen. ...Read more

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My 15 y son has pain in his hip whenever he does dynamic hamstring stretches such as B-skip or hamstring touches(foot to hand) what could be the cause?

My 15 y son has pain in his hip whenever he does dynamic hamstring stretches such as B-skip or hamstring touches(foot to hand) what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam.: There are many possible reasons for hip pain in an athletic teen. Some of them are developmental (different acetabular shapes for instance), and some are acquired (labral tear, and tendon or muscle strains). A proper physical exam by a pediatrician, orthopedic or sports medicine doctor will determine if additional imaging is necessary (xray or MRI for instance). ...Read more

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What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

Many options: Nutrition and dietary information can be made more readily available. School systems can improve the education of the students so they understand diet and nutrition. Pressure is being put of some companies to limit fat and salt in their products. In a few places there are limitations of the size of portions. It really is a measure of education and understanding. ...Read more

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How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

Unclear: Obesity runs with many illnesses related to a sedentary, overindulgent lifestyle (hypertension, atherosclerosis, liver damage, diabetes), yet japan's sumo wrestlers, who are obese but are elite exercises clearly suffer no adverse effects. Bashing 'obesity' as a 'killer' is good politics but the truth may be deeper -- a marker for other risky life choices. ...Read more